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UNHINGED?

Aaron Gilman sued the Oceanside Union Free School District alleging "negligent supervision," after the eight-year-old got his fingers caught in a door hinge while waiting to use a school ...
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SHOVE THIS

Jose Martinez Jr. sued the City of New York after he was pushed down a flight of stairs by a fellow classmate during the course of a fire drill. Even though the kid that did the pushing had a ...
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KIDS GONE WILD

Ninth-grade student Tajoura Walley sued seventh-grader Ashley Bivins and the Onondaga Central School District after Walley was stabbed with a knife. Walley claimed that the School District could have ...
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KID'S LIES CAUSE MOM'S LOSS

After she was found guilty of child neglect by the Erie County Family Court, Christina P. appealed to the Appellate Division, Fourth Department. For a neglect finding to withstand appellate review, ...
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SCHOOL DAZE

In Doyle v. Binghamton City School Dist. , Harrison Doyle and his father, Thomas, sued the City of Binghamton for "negligent supervision." While Harrison was playing in gym class at a Broome County ...
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SCHOOL BULLY SUED

In Flanagan v. Canton Central School District, Sharon Flanagan filed suit on behalf of her son, Brendan, after he was pushed from behind and injured by another fifth grader in a school's locker room. ...
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WAS IT PROBATIVE?

In Doe v. Department of Educ. of City of New York, Jane Doe and her father sued the New York City Department of Education (DOE) to recover damages for injuries Jane allegedly suffered while attending ...
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BUT WAS IT REALLY AN ACCIDENT?

In Paca v. City of New York, Taylan Paca's father sued the City of New York and the Board of Education after his son was injured by a fellow student who kicked Taylan in the ankle during a gym class. ...
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SCHOOLS DON'T INSURE SAFETY

In MacCormack v. Hudson City School Dist. Bd. Of Educ. , two Hudson High School students, Bryan MacCormack and James Cantele, got into a pissing match and Cantele threatened MacCormack with "physical ...
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COURT GIVES "NEGLIGENT SUPERVISION" CLAIM THE FINGER

In Rose v. Onteora Central School District, Arthur Rose sued the Onteora Central School District for her son's injuries based on a "negligent supervision" theory. On the morning in question, Patrick ...
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ALTAR BOY'S ABUSE CLAIM BARRED

In Santo B. v Roman Catholic Archdiocese of N.Y. , it was claimed that Rev. William White -- a monsignor associated with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York -- sexually abused Santo B. for ...
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CASTRO CONQUERS NEW YORK CITY

In Castro v. City of New York Dept. of Educ. , Nicholas Castro -- a three-year old "special needs" student -- was allegedly attacked on three separate occasions by another student while at school. ...
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RISKY CHEERLEADING

In DiGiose v. Bellmore-Merrick Cent. High School Dist., Nicole DiGiose was participating in cheerleading practice at Bellmore-Merrick Central High School, when another cheerleader fell without warning ...
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THESE GASPARDS WEREN'T ON A ROLL

In Gaspard v. Board of Education of City of New York, Dieusel Gaspard filed suit to recover damages for personal injuries suffered by his nine-year-old daughter, Carline. Carline was participating in ...
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AD4 WAS UNIMPRESSED WITH WEIGHT OF ARGUMENT

In Murphy v. Fairport Central School District, Claudia Murphy filed suit with the Monroe County Supreme Court, seeking damages for injuries her son sustained while using a weight machine in a school's ...
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HOW ABOUT A WATERGUN?

After spending an afternoon smoking marijuana, five teenagers transitioned to other activities and a fifteen-year old, named Harley Courts, eventually wound up taking a paintball to the eye. Harley's ...
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CENTER'S NEGLECT LEADS TO ABUSE

In Laura I.M. v. Hillside Children's Ctr., Laura filed a negligence suit against Hillside Children's Center, a treatment facility for emotionally challenged children. Sergey R., a minor with a history ...
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NO HARM, NO FOUL?

In Matter of Alexander D. v. Victoria D. , the Administration for Children's Services ("ACS") brought a case for educational and medical neglect against the parents of Edward D., a 10 year old ...
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SCHOOLYARD BRAWL GETS DUKED OUT IN COURT

Ambroise v. City of New York is the tale of a tooth that met its end in a schoolyard mêlée. Hassan Ambroise alleged that Shaquan, another pupil of his junior high school, openly harassed ...
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MOUNT SAINT MICHAEL KICKS BACK

Christopher White was injured while playing line soccer in a high school gym class. In a lawsuit filed in the Bronx County Supreme Court, White alleged that the school -- Mount Saint Michael -- was ...
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TEEN POISONED DURING SLEEPOVER

Let's see if we can get this story straight. (So to speak.) A thirteen-year old kid was sleeping over a friend's house when during the course of her stay she somehow managed to develop alcohol ...
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CHURCH NOT LIABLE FOR FORMER EMPLOYEE'S SEXUAL ABUSE

In Farrell v. Maiello, a young lady sued St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Parish Church, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Center, and others, claiming negligence in the hiring, retention, and ...
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WHO'S MINDING THE STORE?

An assistant manager of a Duane Reade store sued Sottile Security Company--an independent security firm retained by the chain--to recover damages for personal injuries incurred during the course of an ...
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CAMPER'S "HORSEPLAY" DEFEATS RECOVERY

Fifteen-year-old Benjamin Gibbud was injured while engaged in "horseplay" with his 21-year-old cabin counselor. Apparently, Gibbud responded to a fellow camper's prompt to "get" the counselor (who was ...
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SEXUAL-ASSAULT CASE REVERSED ON APPEAL

The law does not compensate for every injury or harm, even when the conduct in question is heinous or disturbing. A case which reinforces that point is Dennard v. Small World Center, Inc., wherein a ...
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